Everyone’s talking about Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, which has been adapted and directed by Spike Jonze.
Where The Wild Things Are poster for sale for $14.5o at 123posters.com
But, I’m actually more excited about another upcoming movie that has been adapted from a beloved children’s book–Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox! I love this book. The stop-motion film is directed by Wes Anderson and features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman.
This first edition copy of the Fantastic Mr Fox book, with Tony Ross’ illustrations, is available at The Wee Web
Those pretty covers of the Whites Books I posted on Wednesday got me thinking about book covers. Turns out there is a book cover archive, a website entirely devoted to cataloging books covers for your viewing pleasure. It’s really fun/addicting to browse through. I was also hunting around art.com and I found some great prints of book covers. In general, so many of the book cover prints on the site have wonderfully bright colors. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a few favorites on the wall? I’m currently on a quest to prettify quite a bit of blank wall space in my apartment, and these could do quite nicely. I like the idea of putting them in a hallway, so it will be like perusing a bookshelf as you walk past. I was never a huge fan of The Great Gatsby actually, but that cover is so pretty I might have to give it a second chance!